370 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
All our professionals at Skowron Eye Care maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in ophthalmology.
Dr. Mark L. Skowron - Optometrist
Dr. Skowron grew up in Villa Park and attended Willowbrook High School. His undergraduate studies were completed with honors at Western Illinois University. He attended the Illinois College of Optometry and earned his Doctor of Optometry degree in 1981. He purchased the practice from his childhood optometrist in 1983, creating Skowron Eye Care.
Dr. Skowron has been a clinical investigator for various contact lens companies, and is an active member in both the Illinois and American Optometric Associations, and the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness.
He currently is serving on the board of directors of the Illinois Optometric Association and served as President of his local chapter, the West Suburban Optometric Society, from 1995 – 2005.
Dr. Skowron was honored in receiving the 2013 Illinois College of Optometry Alumnus of the Year Award.
He has been a member of Elmhurst Chamber and the Lions Club for the past 25 years, and regularly provides eye examinations and glasses at no charge for the less fortunate.
His areas of advanced studies are contact lenses, children’s vision, and ocular disease, including the retina and the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.
He has extensive experience in co-managing and consulting with cataract and LASIK surgeries. He had successful LASIK surgery in 1998, and enjoys playing golf and skiing without glasses or contact lenses.
Dr. Kerry John - Optometrist
Dr. John is the youngest of a family of five and was raised in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, and attended Benet Academy. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Indiana University in Bloomington, with a minor in Psychology; she is a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She attended the Illinois College of Optometry, where she served as a class representative and the student body president. She graduated in 2000 with her Doctor of Optometry degree and in 2001 completed a post-doctoral residency program in Primary Care and Ocular Disease at the Illinois Eye Institute.
Dr. John provides comprehensive ocular health exams for people of all ages, with an interest in specialty contact lens fitting and ocular disease. She is a part-time instructor at the Illinois College of Optometry and formerly a contact lens instructor for medical residents at Rush University Medical Center. As a former associate director for a refractive surgery practice, she has co-managed hundreds of LASIK and PRK patients.
She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and a member of the American Optometric Association and the Illinois Optometric Association.
Dr. Lavender Streiff - Optometrist
Dr. Streiff was born in Kansas and grew up in Glenview, Illinois. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology/Pre-Optometry from Augusta College. Dr. Streiff earned a Doctorate Degree and graduated magna cum laude from the Illinois College of Optometry (ICO).
Following graduation, she completed a residency at the San Francisco VA where she concentrated in ocular disease, contact lenses, and low vision.
Dr. Streiff provides comprehensive vision and eye health exams to children and adults at two locations in the Chicago suburbs. She is also a part-time clinical instructor at her alma mater, ICO. By providing eye care and teaching students at the college, Dr. Streiff is able to fulfill her life's goal of helping people.
Dr. Streiff was awarded fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry. She is an active member of the American and Illinois Optometric Associations, the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness, and the Optometric Honor Society Beta Sigma Kappa.
You may have noticed or heard that Dr. Streiff’s hours have been reduced. She has recently gotten married and her active duty husband has been transferred to Alabama this year. Since she is commuting back to see patients every couple of months, her schedule has been reduced. Dr. Streiff plans to be accessible for patients that prefer to see her but is fully supportive of all of the other doctors in the practice who are wonderful and more than qualified to see her patients. After several more years of potential travel, Dr. Streiff, and her husband plan to settle back in Chicagoland and her schedule will be expanded. Until then, we appreciate your patience and flexibility.
Dr. Neelam Patadia - Optometrist
Dr. Patadia graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry. She completed her Optometric residency in Primary Care, with a focus on ocular disease and low vision, at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Oregon. Dr. Patadia is very passionate about providing high quality comprehensive eye care. She believes that ocular health management is a key component to understanding one's overall systemic health. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and exploring new restaurants in the Chicagoland area.
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370 N. York Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126